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LAist Film Calendar: A Prophet Ran From The Evil Dead

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A Prophet bridges insurmountable gaps: imprisonment and freedom, French and Arab, child and man. In its native France, the film was picked up like a Royale at the Louvre, sweeping the CÈsar Awards (the French Oscars) and scoring Cannes' coveted Grand Prix. It keeps building steam here too - continuing its limited release, and offering itself on the altar for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards (the U.S. Oscars). Bait your breath, and then see if it wins at the Cinefamily's Awards Party, complete with theme cocktails and a rare presentation of TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards, coming all the way from 1976!

Speaking of the Academy, West Side Story swept the awards in 1962, and still sweeps anyone off their feet in 70mm. It's part of the "Larger Than Life" series at the Aero and Egyptian, accompanied by awards darling Titanic and critical darling 2001: A Space Odyssey. Equally adored (despite screening in a mere 35mm) is Akira Kurosawa's Ran, newly restored at the Nuart. Stay until midnight for the ultimate experience in grueling horror - the original Evil Dead, also newly restored. Although sadly, not part of any awards pools.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!